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12 January 2018 8:12 AM WBBL: Sixers and Thunder out for bragging rights in Sydney smash

A Sydney derby, a top-of-the-table clash, and a vital two points heading into the business end of the season. The Sydney Thunder and the Sydney Sixers don't need any more motivation to be pumped up for their WBBL clash at the SCG on Saturday. But they've got some - bragging rights. The Thunder and Sixers are both in good form, with the Thunder leading 8

7 January 2018 11:45 PM Golden Globes 2018: actresses bring activist dates to highlight #timesup message

This year's Golden Globes red carpet promises to be like none other in history, not only because of the fashion protest Hollywood is staging against sexual harassment of all forms but also the personalities who will be on it. Eight actresses, and possibly more, have confirmed they are bringing activists instead of their partners or family members as their 14

1 January 2018 7:17 AM Chinese paper warns Australia on 'interference' in South China Sea

Bangkok: A Chinese Communist Party-owned newspaper has published an article warning that Australia's "interference" in the flashpoint waters of the South China Sea may prompt China to "adopt strong countermeasures which will seriously impact Australian economic development". Zhang Ye, a researcher at the Chinese Naval Research Institute in Beijing, wrote 30

15 December 2017 3:00 AM Firefighters' union fails to block bullying report

A report into bullying, sexism and harassment in Victoria's fire services can be released after a bid to block it failed in the Supreme Court. The challenge by the United Firefighters' Union was rejected on Friday but the long-awaited report is unlikely to be made public this year. The Andrews government asked the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human 54

13 December 2017 8:25 AM NSW Goverment's stadium upgrades key to 2027 Rugby World Cup bid: Bill Pulver

The NSW government's decision to plunge $2 billion into upgrading ANZ and Allianz stadiums was a key pillar in Rugby Australia's bid to host the 2027 World Cup. A revamped 75,000-capacity ANZ Stadium would potentially host a World Cup final, should the bid be successful, while the 45,000-seat rebuilt Allianz would offer a second venue in the harbour 73 1

8 December 2017 1:17 PM Man sent to palliative care later treated successfully in different state

A Canberra man diagnosed with cancer was referred to palliative care despite later undergoing successful treatment in another state. His complaint was among 387 health services related complaints received by the ACT Human Rights Commission in 2016/17, the majority of the 507 complaints received in total. According to the commission, the man complained 59 1

6 December 2017 6:33 AM Facebook reveals the most talked-about topics in Australia for 2017

International Women's Day, the Melbourne Cup and our nation's same-sex marriage decision were on the minds of Australian Facebook users in 2017, the social media site reports. Facebook's Year in Review data has revealed these topics were among the most talked about by the site's 15 million Australian users this year. International Women's Day came first 71

5 December 2017 5:50 AM Politics live: Citizenship, same-sex marriage dominate Parliament's last days for 2017

"In November 2017, I sought confirmation form the British Home Office about my 2007 renunciation. Further inquiries are being made of the British Home Office to confirm receipt of my renunciation," Mr Feeney said. "In November 2017, I sought confirmation from the Irish Ambassador about my renunciation of any Irish citizenship I may have had in 2007. Further 150

5 December 2017 3:01 AM Canberra Tennis Centre to host Australia's Fed Cup tie against Ukraine on February 10

Canberra will host Australia's best female players in a Fed Cup tie against the Ukraine in February after Tennis ACT secured its first major event at its $27 million, 32-court facility. Canberra tennis officials will build a grass centre court and practice facilities to accommodate Australian skipper Alicia Molik's request for a grass surface. The 32 courts 67

1 December 2017 6:48 AM Malcolm Turnbull names spy chief Nick Warner to lead new security agency

Australia's spy chief Nick Warner is set to lead the newly established Office of National Intelligence, part of the Coalition's powerful new Home Affairs portfolio. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced Mr Warner's appointment as director-general of the Office of National Assessments and director-general designate of national intelligence on Friday 57